The highly-anticipated PlayStation 3 sequel to Guerilla Game's Killzone is to be officially unveiled at next month's Game Developer's Confrence.
Well placed US sources have revealed to us that the flagship Sony shooter will be shown in full glory at the San Francisco event, perhaps even in the form of a playable demo.
As well as its high price point, the PS3 (like most consoles) has faced criticism for a lack of really high profile, compelling games which make it a "must buy" and the big reveal of Killzone 2 will also form the spearhead for a raft of new PS3 game announcements at the show, which Sony hope will drive PS3 sales through the roof during the European launch and beyond in the big lead up to the all- important Christmas 2007 market.
Above: Sadly, this image is from a cut-scene, and we won't have any gameplay images until next month
SCE worldwide studios president Phil Harrison is also due to keynote at the event, which takes place on March 5 to 9.
Killzone 2 was previously shown in video form to an impressed audience at Sony's E3 2005 press conference, but the video was later revealed to be a pre-rendered cut-scene, and not in-game graphics.
We will of course bring you all further developments live from GDC next month, and hopefully get hands-on impressions with the game itself. Stay tuned.
February 7, 2007